SEA WOLF ADVENTURES
ACTIVE SMALL SHIP ADVENTURE CRUISING IN ALASKA & BRITISH COLUMBIA
2013 and Beyond
We will be back..
- Tom & Laurie
...and they have, bringing family for 3 more fun adventures.Tom & Laurie have become part of the Sea Wolf Family and help us to access each new adventure for do-ability.
Tom watching fishing "Spirit Bears"
Tom Can Help Any Questions you may have.
Sea Wolf wins National Accessibility Award
We offer small ship cruising adventures for most everyone including wheelers and slow walkers. Everyone needs adventure and getting into a kayak and paddling through the wonders of nature is food for the soul. So come on one of our adventure cruises with us and see whales, bears, glaciers and amazing vista's in Glacier Bay National park, Alaska.
THE SEAWOLF has been renovated with wider decks, access to all public areas and 3 accessible staterooms. Our modifications are "visit-ability" vs Americans with Disabilities Act . ADA is a near impossible goal in a retro fit. Our technical consultant, Mike Passo, who is a paraplegic assures us it is very do-able for an adventurer. Take a look at the links below for specifications to see if our access works for you. Please call or email Kimber or one of our access specialists to answer any questions not addressed here on the web site. This is an epic small ship cruising adventure and we hope you join us! It is very different from a cruise ship both in space and the experience.
Our Glacier Bay small ship cruise has the most accessible and active itinerary for individuals with disabilities. If we have a shore based activity there generally will be an optional kayak or skiff exploration available for wheelers. So check out our information and we hope you come cruising with us watching for whales, bears and calving glaciers.
Double State Room means over/under Twin Bunks
decks are at minimum 32" wide
Access doors are 32" wide with a straight in or 90° entry from deck.
Staterooms have T turns as there is not a 5' radius.
Heads have a shower that a wheelchair can roll to the side of it and transfer onto a fold down 19" high shower bench. Hand controls are within reach and the shower has a remote wand with on/off switch.
Wheelchairs can roll to the side of the toilet for transfer
The toilet is 17"-19" high.
Sink has a knee space to roll under.
Public areas have room for maneuvering.
We have lifts for access into the kayaks and skiff.
Wheelchair lifts to each deck suitable for chairs without an extended wheel in front. A transfer chair is available if your chair does not fit.
We needed to work within the existing boat design so it is not perfect, but our clients say it is extremely workable and incredibly fun. We offer the only small ship cruising adventures in Glacier Bay, Alaska for individuals with disabilities where you can get off the ship and have a great wilderness experience. Some come kayak with us and experience the majesty of glaciers and our amazing wildlife.
ADVENTURERS OF ALL ABILITIES CAN EXPLORE MV S
(1)Main Deck Lift (3) McKinnon Hugger for kayak/skiff access
(1) Aft Deck Dining, (2) Ramped Bow, (3) Double door entry to salon with plenty of maneuver room.
I have been involved in eliminating barriers for individuals with disabilities since 1984. My past experience was in therapeutic riding for the disabled. When I moved to Alaska and became involved in charter boat eco-tourism it was frustrating that friends with disabilities could not come adventure because of access problems. So began the long search for a vessel that could be retro-fitted for wheelchair access. We found the Sea Wolf and she seemed perfect for the job. Everyone needs to get out into the wilderness, experience the freedom a kayak can embrace and be a part of nature.
Excerpt from a blog; The Sea Wolf is a redesigned World War II minesweeper. Her decks were widened to 32 inches, three of her six staterooms are wheelchair visitable, two lifts were installed for circulation between the three decks and all public areas are accessible. Equally important in my point system is the fact that the crew is competent and sensitive related to the individuality of one’s disability. This is a boat and an itinerary that I can enthusiastically recommend to any paraplegic with good upper body strength or quad with a trustworthy companion, a sense of adventure, and the ability to be comfortable in a manual wheelchair.
With the basics of onboard accessibility in place, care in crew selection and training, and exceptional creativity shown in building inclusion into their adventure activities a cruise on the Sea Wolf can be a unique opportunity for passengers with and without disabilities to experience remote wilderness up close and share the unique bond that comes of living that close to the elements together.
- by Scott Rains a Sea Wolf Adventurer www.RollingRains.comRolling Rains Blog